Gaze, Frederick Anthony “Tony” Owen, OAM, DFC and Two Bars

Tony was born on the 3rd February 1920 in Melbourne. He attended Geelong Grammar School and then went to England to study at Cambridge University. He had been in England for only a short time when World War II began. His father had been  a pilot with 48 Squadron Royal Flying Corps flying Bristol Fighters over the Western Front in World War … Read More

Henry, David John “Jack” Verdun, DFC and MID

David Henry, or Jack as he was known to his friends, was a Royal New Zealand Airforce Pilot who flew Spitfires for the RAF during the War. He is a member of the Spitfire Association and the RAAF Specialist Reserve. Jack was a quiet New Zealander and a man who had a sense of history. He diligently wrote a diary during … Read More

Anderson, Robert “Andy” Edmund

Robert was born in New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland on the 22 October 1920. He enlisted in the RAAF at Sydney on the 9th April 1940. After initial training in NSW, he was shipped out to Vancouver on the 28th November 1940 where he was attached to the RCAF. He left Nova Scotia on the 17th March 1941 and after arriving … Read More